What to say upon hearning the Athan (call of
1.Repeat what the Mua'ththin says, except for when he says:
Hayya 'alas-Salaah hasten to the prayer and Hayya ' alal Falaah to salavation.
Here you should say :
Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billaah.
there is no might no power except by Allah.
( Al-Bukhari 1/152, Muslim 1/288)
2. Wa anaa ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa anna Muhammadan ' abduhu wa Rasooluhu, radheet billaahi rabban, wa bu Muhammadin Rasoolan wa bil- Islaami deenan.
I bear witness that none has the right to be worshopped but Allah alone, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and His Massenger. I am pleased with Allah as Lord, with Muhammad as a Massenger and with Islam as (my) religion.
[ To be recited in the arabic after Mu'athaththin's Tashahhud or the words of affirmation of Faith].
( Ibn Khuzaimah 1/220.)
3. After replying to call of Mu'a thathin, you should recit in Arabic Allah's blessing on the prophet.
( Muslim 1/288)
4. Allaahumma Rabba haathihid-da'watittammati was-salaatil-qaa'imati, aati Muhammadanil-waseelata wal-fadheelata, wab'ath-hu maqaamam- mahmooda nillathee wa'adtahu, [innaka laa tukhliful-mee'aad].
Oh Allah, Lord of this perfect call and estalished prayer. Grant Muhammad the intercession and favor, and raise him to the honoed station You have promised him, [verily You do not neglect promises].
( Al-Bukhari 1/152, and the addition betwwen brackets is from Al_baihaqi 1/410 with a good chain of narration. See 'Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baz's Tuhfat Al-Akhyar, pg 38).
5. Between the call to prayer and the Iqamah you should supplicate Allah to yourself. Incovation during this time is not rejected.
( At-Tirmthi , Abu Dawaud, Ahmad. See also Al-Albani, Irwa'ul-Gahalil 1/262.)
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